We had a pretty awesome weekend. The awesomeness kicked off last Thursday afternoon on Valentine’s Day. Earlier in the week, Baby Boy and I had gone to Target. It was a cold and damp morning, so we were mostly just strolling around Target enjoying being out of the apartment. I was looking at stuff, and Baby Boy was waving, blowing kisses, and saying “Hi!” to everyone we passed. Then we walked through the little boy’s clothing section, and he saw the most wonderful shirt of all time. He just had to have it. I walked over to look for his size. Baby Boy got even more excited. They did not have his size. The smallest size they had was a 5T. Oh my goodness was he ever upset when he didn’t get that shirt. So, after he went down for his nap that afternoon, I started looking on Target’s website for the shirt. It was sold out of every single Target store in the Seattle area and was not available on line. I then checked my parents’ Target, and it said “limited stock.” I called my mom, and she went to her Target. They only had 5T as well. I then checked Dallas stores. Those were sold out too. This was one incredibly popular toddler shirt. Then my mom called me back to say she found the shirt on amazon. I ordered the shirt, and had it delivered by Wednesday evening. After his nap on Thursday I pulled out his new shirt to put on him for Gymboree, and he was so excited.
We headed off to Gymboree in the new shirt. At Gymboree, he went around to every adult and child there, pointed at his shirt, and proudly exclaimed, “Elmo!” After dinner I baked sugar cookies with little red and pink hearts in them, and we ate way too many of them.
Friday morning we went for a run, and after his nap, we were able to head to the park. We’re starting to get a few sunny days here and there.
After breakfast on Saturday we walked to a café with an indoor play area for kids crawling to about age 5. After nap time we decided to trust the forecast, and headed to the park. We played for maybe 10 minutes before the rain started. Baby Boy stayed dry in his stroller, but John and I ended up getting wet on the walk home.
After dinner on Saturday, we gave Baby Boy his Valentine’s Day gift.
Our weekend of awesome continued on Sunday. I had scheduled Baby Boy his 1st haircut appointment for 9AM Sunday. It is still strange to us that so many places are open here on Sunday mornings. When I made the appointment, they said that was when they are usually the least busy, which sounded great to us. This children’s salon was amazing. Baby Boy got to sit in a rocket ship, play with toys, and the lady who cut his hair was pretty great too.
Adding to the salon’s awesomeness was that it was next door to a cupcake shop. We rewarded ourselves with delicious cupcakes.
After leaving the cupcake shop, we headed closer to downtown to John’s office. He had left something at work, and wanted to pick it up while we were out. The building is a maze of long hallways which Baby Boy had a blast running up and down. He thought Daddy’s office was pretty cool too.
Sunday afternoon we Skyped a bit with Nana and Granddad to show off our new stuff and new haircut.
John had President’s Day off. It was predicted to be cold and rainy (it wasn’t by the way), so we decided to try out Lil Diggers Playtime. We thought a giant indoor sandbox would be great fun for Baby Boy. The first 30 minutes were spent coaxing him to try just touching the sand without screaming. Eventually he would sit in my lap, with none of his exposed skin touching the sand. Then John found him a plastic rake to play with. Baby Boy ate a little sand, and we thought we were making progress. Uhhmmm… not so much. Then the next half hour was spent walking around watching the other children play, but Baby Boy would still panic if his hands or feet touched the sand. Then, right before we were about to give up, Baby Boy saw a ball. Baby Boy wanted that ball, so John set Baby Boy down in the sand with the ball in front of him. Baby Boy started to panic, so we picked him up. He indicated that he wanted the ball, so we set him back down. We did this a few times before his desire to play with the ball outweighed his problems with the sand. John rounded up a shovel, pail, and dump truck for him to play with, and the last 30 minutes were spent happily playing in the sand.
The next time we go I plan to pack a small blanket for us to sit on just in case Baby Boy takes awhile to warm up to the sand again. That way he can venture off the blanket when he’s ready.
To finish up our weekend of awesome, we’re heading to dinner at Chipotle, and tomorrow morning we have Gymboree with sunshine predicted for the afternoon. I guess it was really more of a week of awesome.